Root Canal Treatment

What is a root canal?

A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges.

At the center of your tooth is pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels that helps to build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of the infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature or pain in the tooth and gums.

If you experience any of these symptoms, your dentist will most likely recommend non-surgical treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp. This injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. Root canal therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required. Success for this type of treatment occurs in about 90% of cases. If your tooth is not amenable to endodontic treatment or the chance of success is unfavorable, you will be informed at the time of consultation or when a complication becomes evident during or after treatment. Dr. Cunningham uses local anesthesia to eliminate discomfort. In addition, we will provide nitrous oxide analgesia, if indicated. You will be able to drive home after your treatment, and you probably will be comfortable returning to your normal routine.

For more information about Root Canal Treatment or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Cunningham, call our office in Lenexa, KS at Endodontics Office In Lenexa Phone Number 913-599-0888.
An example of a healthy tooth
Healthy Tooth
A tooth anatomy diagram highlighting pulp dentin and canal
Tooth Anatomy
A visual of tooth inflammation showing tooth decay and a inflamed pulp
Inflammation
A representation of a tooth with its canals cleaned
Cleaned Canals
An illustration of root canal filling of a tooth
Filling Placed
An example of a tooth healed by root canal therapy
Healed Tooth

Endodontic Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of endodontic therapy, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to root canals are discussed.

Endodontic Presentation

What happens after treatment?

When your root canal therapy has been completed, a record of your treatment will be sent to your restorative dentist. You should contact their office for a follow-up restoration within a few weeks of completion at our office. Your restorative dentist will decide on what type of restoration is necessary to protect your tooth. It is rare for endodontic patients to experience complications after routine endodontic treatment or microsurgery. If a problem does occur, however, we are available at all times to respond. To prevent further decay, continue to practice good dental hygiene.

How much will a root canal cost?

The cost associated with root canals can vary depending on factors such as the severity of damage to the affected tooth and which tooth is affected. In general, endodontic treatment is much less expensive than tooth removal and replacement with an artificial tooth.

 

 

Kevin P. Cunningham, DDS, LLC

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Root canals are not fun. That being said, Dr. Kevin and his staff made my root canal as fun as they possibly could. Dr. Kevin made sure my filling matched my dress and that attention to detail is really all I can ask for.

- Kelisen B

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Despite having to get a root canal it was a very pleasant experience.

- Julie B

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First time root canal. Everyone made it an easy process. Hope I never need another one, but if I do, I know where I’m going.

- Shawn K

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Dr Cumningham has done a couple of root canals for me. He and his staff are all great to work with. I would highly recommend him.

- Judy S

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I highly recommend his office, Dr. Cunningham was so easy to understand and communicate with, I so appreciated it.

- Carla T

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As a health care provider myself I always pay attention to the care I am getting in another doctors office. The staff and Dr. Cunningham certainly met my high expectations. Actually they exceeded them. Dental pain is no fun and they bent over backwards to get me comfortable in a very short period of time.

- Mark H

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Friendly, professional, caring, courteous

- Carol D

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Kind, thoroughly explained everything, patient . . . Overall, a great experience.

- Joseph O

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Root canal went very well. I knew what to expect and doing much better after the procedure.

- Dennis C

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Was impressed from office staff to Doctor and his assistant.Before appointment they told me what cost would be.No waiting time,actually got in before appointment time.Everything was explained before they did it

- Bill T

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Dr Cunningham and his whole staff made my root canal a much more comfortable procedure than I would ever have expected. They kept me informed throughout the entire process and answered all of my questions. Overall, simple one of the dental experiences I’ve ever had.

- Brett Z

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I would definitely go back to be treated by Dr. Cunningham in the future. I had a very positive experience.

- Janet Y

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Everyone at the office was great. Doctor and staff were professional and friendly. I hope to never go back (really who wants a root canal) but if I ever need care again, I will return.

- Amanda L

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Professional, warm, relaxed, high tech, gentle, and no pain during or after. Best root canal care ever!!

- Tracy B

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Kristine and Dr. Cunningham were great. They walked me through everything, ensured I was comfortable throughout the entire process, and provided great home care instructions. The entire staff was wonderful and I have already recommended them to a friend.

- Sara R

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I was honestly terrified because I had heard horror stories about having a root canal. I can happily say that I had nothing to fear. The staff immediately put me at ease and the procedure was almost painless. Dr Cunningham and his staff do an amazing job. No one wants a root canal, but if you have to have one, I highly recommend Dr. Cunningham!

- Elizabeth E

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Professional, reassuring staff. Knowledgeable, excellent Dr.

- Molly B

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You think root canal and you think pain and discomfort. That is not the case here. They explained everything with a smile on their face and let me decide based on professional diagnosis. Pain free. Professional. I could not ask for more from any clinic anywhere.

- Daniel R

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The office staff and the doctor are all great. They went over everything that was going happen with my treatment. They made sure I was conformable and at ease. I would recommend them to anyone.

- Kari S

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I was nervous about getting a root canal. Dr Cunningham and staff helped relax me with some blankets and soft music. They also explained every step along the way which eased my anxiety as well. I would highly recommend Dr Cunningham and his staff.

- Nancy S

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For more information about Root Canals or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Cunningham, call our office in Lenexa, KS at Endodontics Office In Lenexa Phone Number 913-599-0888.